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James Snell

James Snell is a British journalist who has written for numerous international publications, including National Review, Prospect, The American Spectator, Middle East Eye and NOW News

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Trump washes his hands of Syria

18 January, 2017

Comment: In his recent Times interview, Trump displayed a callous attitude to Syria, and reiterated his deeply flawed plan of a grand US-Russia coalition against IS, writes James Snell.

The spirit of the Arab Spring laid to rest

03 January, 2017

Comment: Bouazizi's self-immolation is widely recognised as sparking the Arab Spring. On the anniversary of the Tunisian's death, James Snell asks what has happened to the movement's hope and optimism.

Arms sales to Saudi criticised, while Assad is legitimised

14 December, 2016

Comment: To condemn trading with Saudi Arabia, while offering moral support for the genocidal Syrian regime, and its Russian and Iranian backers, is deeply hypocritical, writes James Snell

Mosul victory would be a propaganda victory for Obama

02 December, 2016

Comment: Victory over IS in Mosul may be on the horizon, but could come at a price that is tantamount to defeat, writes James Snell

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the 'Caliphate'

25 November, 2016

Comment: The steady stream of recruits from the West to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), are just as ideologically driven as those flocking to join IS, writes James Snell

What to expect from the US presidential candidates

07 November, 2016

Comment: As the United States prepares to hold one of the most historic presidential elections in recent memory, James Snell explore how the candidates would fare on foreign policy.

The end of internationalism in the West

04 October, 2016

Comment: Politicians used to speak about working towards a common benefit for people of all nations, but today's rhetoric has seen an upsurge in dangerous isolationism, writes James Snell

Book Review: The Other Air Force

16 September, 2016

Matt Sienkiewicz's book 'The Other Air Force' offers a broad-ranging and necessary insight into how the US has sought to influence media across the Middle East, writes James Snell

What history tells us about Syria's sieges

15 August, 2016

Comment: The brutality meted out on Syrians trapped in their cities has more in common with Stalingrad than any medieval blockades, writes James Snell.

Boris to make Britain foreign to the world

15 July, 2016

Comment: For Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Johnson's appointment to Foreign Secretary might be good politics, but it will make for very negative policy, writes James Snell

Talking Turkey: Britain's toxic EU referendum

22 June, 2016

Comment: The referendum campaign around Brexit has contributed to racist attitudes towards Turkey, but this is nothing new for Britain, writes James Snell.

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a British journalist who has written for numerous international publications, including National Review, Prospect, The American Spectator, Middle East Eye and NOW News

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